Export Control Relative to Research and Development
- Background on Export Control Compliance
- Am I Subject to Export Control?
- Where Can I get Training?
- An Export Control Process Guide
- Forms and Templates to assist with Export Control
Background on Export Control Compliance
The export of certain data, technologies, software and hardware is regulated and controlled by Federal law. For reasons of national security, foreign policy, and competitive trade, the University and all its employees are required to comply with applicable export control laws and regulations. Freedom of inquiry is a fundamental part of the UTEP mission. Much of UTEP's research is in the public domain and therefore not subject to "Export Control" unless specifically restricted by contract or other agreement. A contract, grant or other agreement may come with imposed restrictions on dissemination, hiring, and other controls. Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects regarding any such restrictions or in the event of uncertainty.
Where can I get Training?
All University employees (Faculty/Staff/Students) are responsible for complying with Export Control Laws. UTEP selected CITI to provide export control training to UTEP employees whose job responsibilities include knowledge of export control regulations. Follow the steps and links below for training:
Guide to Registering on the CITI Training Site
CITI Training Site
Forms and Templates to assist with Export Control
Having conferred with your research administrator and confirmed export control restrictions, the following may be used to facilitate compliance:
Export Control Review Form
Technology / Export Control Plan (T/ECP)
- UT System Policy 173
- UTEP's Overall Export Control Site
- Training for UTEP Personnel on Export Control
- Government Overview of Export Control
ORSP Compliance with U.S. Export Control Policy
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is committed to full compliance with all applicable U.S. export control laws and regulations. This Policy applies to all sponsored project activities in which University resources are used. All University employees (Faculty/Staff/Students) are responsible for complying with Export Control Laws. ORSP has implemented procedures to identify the applicability of Export Control restrictions for all sponsored projects (contracts/grants). To mitigate risks of noncompliance with US Export Control laws and regulations, ORSP has selected CITI to provide export control training to UTEP employees whose job responsibilities include knowledge of export control regulations.
The University encourages the exchange of research and technology, consistent with U.S. national security and nuclear nonproliferation objectives. Although most research at the University is excluded from the U.S. export control regulations, the University will comply with all export control regulations and laws, including obtaining any required export licenses, for the transfer of export controlled materials, data, technology or equipment to a foreign national, either within the United States (U.S.) or abroad.
The export of certain technologies, software and hardware, is regulated and controlled by federal law for reasons of national security, foreign policy, prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction and for competitive trade reasons. The University and its employees are required to comply with the laws and implementing regulations issued by the government, including the Department of State, through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Department of Commerce, through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Department of the Treasury, through its Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC).
- Bureau of Industry and Security Export Enforcement (BIS)
- Department of State: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
- Department of Commerce: Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
- Department of Treasury: Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- UT System Policy 173
- Institutional Export Control Policy
- ORSP Research Website Policies
- CITI Website / Export Control Training Module
- ORSP U.S. Export Control Policy (Signed)
- Visual Compliance
- Export Control Review Form
- Technology / Export Control Plan (T/ECP)
Am I Subject to Export Control?
To determine if you may have any Export Control concerns for research see below. For any Export Control concerns related to travel, employment of foreign nationals or otherwise, see UTEP's main Export Control site.
Click here to see if you may be subject to Export Control:
Export Control Decision Tree
Go to the CITI Website (https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp) and follow the instructions given. There are two links to choose from- One for the already registered users and one for new users.
You have been identified as a researcher or administrator of a sponsored project that is subject to export control.
There are three roles, select the group closest to your role.
Research Administrators (ORSP)
Business Center & Administrators (College Support Staff)
Researchers (Faculty, Staff, and Students conducting research activities)
If you have questions on which role you should select, contact email@example.com.
Yes, you can leave and come back to the site to finish any modules using your CITI username and password.
You only need to complete the training once. The EC certificate does not expire.
CITI has an automated username and password retrieval system available at https://about.citiprogram.org/en/contact-us/. If you encounter problems retrieving this information, contact CITI Support at (305) 243-7970.
Log in with your CITI credentials, and on the front page (Main Menu), under Completion Reports, you will find the option to “Print”.
CITI has an extensive knowledge base and support site that is very helpful for new and existing users. Refer to the following link: http://citiprogram.desk.com/
Username must be a unique identifier; please select another username.
No, use your UTEP email address as your primary email address for registration. Your personal email can be used as a secondary recovery email.